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GiH News Roundup: Nederlandse Loterij opens new HQ; Mr Green moves to Nasdaq Stockholm; PokerStars promotes casino vertical

GiH News Roundup: Nederlandse Loterij opens new HQ; Mr Green moves to Nasdaq Stockholm; PokerStars promotes casino vertical

Yesterday, Nederlandse Loterij officially opened its new headquarters. Mr Green is expected to commence trading on the Nasdaq Stockholm from the end of November. PokerStars launched its very first TV ad for its casino vertical. Paddy Power Betfair is listed among the top 20 FTSE companies having the highest proportion of females at a senior management level. The firm acknowledged[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino employees protest privatization; Belgium’s national lottery under fire; Danske Spil to sponsor U21 teams

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino employees protest privatization; Belgium’s national lottery under fire; Danske Spil to sponsor U21 teams

Holland Casino employees are concerned that the operator’s proposed privatization will lead to more sober terms of employment and have taken formal steps to prevent, or at least delay, the transformation of the casino chain into a limited liability company. The Belgian National Lottery’s recent advertising campaign to convince customers to purchase a lottery subscription has been criticized as potentially[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: World Series of Poker to Rotterdam; the Netherlands’ best casino; a cash-filled suitcase; German gaming regulation

GiH News Roundup: World Series of Poker to Rotterdam; the Netherlands’ best casino; a cash-filled suitcase; German gaming regulation

Another major poker tournament will come to the Netherlands next year. In the fall of 2017, Holland Casino Rotterdam will host a World Series of Poker Circuit Event, as part of the build-up to the annual poker world championship tournament: the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Currently, the 25th edition of the Master Classics of Poker is underway[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: new Netherlands-facing social casino site; Tinder-style betting; EU inaction; 6 social gaming personas

GiH News Roundup: new Netherlands-facing social casino site; Tinder-style betting; EU inaction; 6 social gaming personas

German gambling firm Gauselmann AG has launched a Netherlands-facing social casino website: merkur24.nl. The social casino is also accessible through an iOS and Android-compatible app. Seven industry associations, including the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) and the Deutsche Sportwettenverband have lodged a complaint with European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly against the European Commission for not adequately tackling state betting monopolies[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Regulator to Launch “Transparent” Horse Racing License Tender …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Dutch Regulator to Launch “Transparent” Horse Racing License Tender …and More!

Founder Offers to Take Amaya Private in $6.7bn Deal Amaya’s founder and former CEO David Baazov, who took an indefinite leave this year amid a Quebec insider trading probe, has made a US$6.7bn cash offer to the company’s current owners to take the publicly-listed firm private. Amaya’s foremost asset is the PokerStars brand, with which the company is market leader[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Unibet speeds up customer ID process; offer made for Amaya; William Hill on track; Betsson to raise more capital

GiH News Roundup: Unibet speeds up customer ID process; offer made for Amaya; William Hill on track; Betsson to raise more capital

Unibet has integrated the electronic authentication system BankID into its Sweden-facing Unibet and MariaCasino sites, in an effort to speed up the customer identification process. The Swedish BankID system, which is used regularly by 6.5 million people, provides customers with a digital, legally binding signature. “We are looking at local solutions in other markets like Finland and the Netherlands,” a[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: binary options advertisement ban; Sportech trading update; Playtech launches HTML5 live roulette; Cherry gets UK license

GiH News Roundup: binary options advertisement ban; Sportech trading update; Playtech launches HTML5 live roulette; Cherry gets UK license

The French parliament has approved a binary options, FX and CFD advertisement ban. A similar ban is currently being worked on in the Netherlands as well. Sportech PLC, holder of the sole Dutch horse racing betting license, has released a trading update for the period from 24 August to 9 November 2016. Playtech, tech supplier to Holland Casino, has launched[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Agreement on German sports betting licenses; Sweden’s Postcode Lottery’s online revenue down; UK affiliates scrutinized

GiH News Roundup: Agreement on German sports betting licenses; Sweden’s Postcode Lottery’s online revenue down; UK affiliates scrutinized

Germany is set to grant temporary licenses to all 35 operators that fulfilled minimum requirements in the controversial 2012 sports-betting tender. Nederlandse Loterij is looking to hire a Head of Online Gaming. While the Swedish online market is booming, the online revenue of the country’s Postcode Lottery took a 37% dive. Slots content from Dutch company StakeLogic will be offered[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Successful networking event; Holland Casino bets on social involvement; Donald Trump spells end of online gaming in the US

GiH News Roundup: Successful networking event; Holland Casino bets on social involvement; Donald Trump spells end of online gaming in the US

Last night, we were happy to welcome some new as well as many familiar faces at the well-attended Gaming in Holland business drinks and networking event. Discussions were lively and, we hope, informative. It was good to catch up. We hope to see you again soon! The Holland Casino branch in Eindhoven has joined “Samen voor Eindhoven,” an organization dedicated[Read More…]

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Council of State: Scarce Licenses to Be Awarded in a Transparent and Fair Manner …and More!

Gaming in Holland Newsletter – Council of State: Scarce Licenses to Be Awarded in a Transparent and Fair Manner …and More!

Dutch Retail Chain Reports 7% Sales Increase in Lottery-Related Products Further illustrating that retail is not dead yet, Dutch store chain Primera, which specializes in tobacco products and magazines, has reported a 7% increase in sales of lottery-related products through October of this year. Its total market share as a retail outlet for lottery-related products is between 25% and 30%.[Read More…]